Author Topic: Saltwater or Freshwater  (Read 533 times)

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Offline onadraw

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Saltwater or Freshwater
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:01:06 AM »
I just got the Helix 5si.
I fish mostly in the Brackish water of the St Johns River.
In the setup, the unit asks Saltwater or Freshwater.

How does this choice affect the unit and which is better for Brackish water?


Offline rnvinc

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Re: Saltwater or Freshwater
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 08:13:49 PM »
Here is Greg's explanation ...


The Water Type menu changes the algorithm used to calculate water depth as well as changes some of the filter settings for things like surface clutter and the criteria that is used in assigning the different Fish ID Symbol sizes.

Not sure what the official reply is for the Salt (shallow) and Salt (deep ) settings but I would bet this changes by location since the salinity content and amount of surface clutter would change as well.  As long as the unit is tracking the bottom well I would leave it on the Salt (deep) setting.

I think that all of the settings are post-processing but one of the Software guys would have to confirm that to know for sure.



I would suggest to try both to see which gives the most returns with the least clutter ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: June 20, 2016, 08:15:24 PM by rnvinc »


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